Belladone.

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I would like to hijack these honeymoon posts to blog about my new Belladone dress. Well, sort of… I have been meaning to take pictures of it for a good few weeks (I say “I”, I actually mean my rather lovely husband), but we hadn’t found anywhere nice to take them. HELLO TUSCAN SUNSET. Seriously, look at that light.

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We were almost ready for an early night when this bright light came flooding through the window, so we legged it outside for some photos.

I have been meaning to make this dress for ages and I really love the final product. It fits me perfectly and came together like a dream. My only change would be to add a lining to the skirt next time. The dress has had multiple outings already, and in true British spring/summer style, I haven’t yet had a chance to wear it without tights. I used a mid-weight cotton, meaning that the unlined skirt/tights situation has left me almost showing my pants more than once.

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Needless to say, I’ll be making more of Eléonore’s patterns, I already have a sailor version of the Reglisse dress in the planning….

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  • Kerstin

    Out of words ???

  • Taracat

    Gorgeous! And that sunset! I’m just about to start cutting this pattern out, I’m hoping it turns out as lovely as yours.

  • http://whereisharriet.blogspot.com whereisharriet

    you look just stunning! I am in love with the dress and the view!

  • http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/ Tilly

    Beautiful dress, and beautiful photos by your new hubs – congratulations, BTW!

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com/ Ginger

    Gorgeous! What fabulous photos! It’s such an awesome pattern– you’re reminding me that I need to make another!

  • honigdesign

    Stunning photos, and congratulations on your marriage too! I think I discovered your blog through Burdastyle but my last comment didn’t stick. Great stuff!

  • Claire Maxwell

    That LIGHT. Incredible. You look stunning.

  • Vintage Reflection

    The lighting is amazing, I love taking photographs during golden hour, just before the sun sets. This dress looks stunning too!! x

  • meandmypolarbear

    Thanks lovely – we ran outside as soon as we saw it! It was the most amazing sunset I have EVER seen! xxx

  • meandmypolarbear

    It was beeeeaaauuutttiiiful! xx

  • meandmypolarbear

    Thank you (and thank you!!) – the light was like nothing I’ve ever seen before!

  • meandmypolarbear

    Ha, me too! I have so much lined up to do, I can’t believe how long it took me to do in the first place!

  • meandmypolarbear

    Thanks Tilly – he’s pretty great at the photo stuff ;-)

    And thank you, it’s such a great pattern!

  • meandmypolarbear

    Thank you! Me too!!!

  • meandmypolarbear

    mwah x

  • meandmypolarbear

    And what a beauty it is too! xx